Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument.
User reviews: Mixed (57 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
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Notice: You need a built-in or external microphone to play Songs2See. To connect instruments via jack cable, we recommend to use external soundcards or audiointerfaces such as the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable.

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"Great learning/practising tool. Recommended."

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March 17

Emused preview!

Check out this preview of Emused, the exciting new music game currently in development.

In the meantime, we celebrate the upcoming third anniversary of the Songs2See release with a 50% sale on Songs2See Ultimate until the 23rd of March.

For all of you who already own Songs2See, we added a new song:

Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto in A minor

The first commenter who can tell the BWV number of this piece receives a free steam key for Songs2See.

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About This Game

Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument. Nothing plastic, nothing fake, just the most authentic and complete learning experience in music gaming. Songs2See listens to you and rates your performance in real-time. With this instant feedback, you’ll develop real skills and learn to sight-read music in no time. Songs2See's unique score sheet view makes playing visually intuitive and will engage rookies as well as experienced players.

  • Play any of the supported instruments (violin, viola, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, recorder flute) or train your voice
  • Unique and intuitive score sheet view with notes displayed in piano roll style
  • Fingerings displayed for each instrument
  • Automatic transposition for different tunings
  • More than 50 practice songs included
  • Optional tablature view for guitar, bass and ukulele
  • Optional score sheet view for advanced players
  • Slow down playback for difficult songs
  • Learning mode for step-by-step practicing
  • Detailed results and online high-scores
  • Compatible with the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable and other USB/Firewire audio devices

About Songs2See Editor

Songs2See Editor is an easy to use piano-roll editor for creating sheet music. It is a great tool to convert your favorite songs for use within the Songs2See Game. You can import almost any file from your music collection. It supports MIDI, MusicXML, GuitarPro, WAV and MP3 files. It exports MIDI, MusicXML, Audio, printable score sheets and Songs2See Game files.

  • Create your own music for practicing
  • Turn your favorite song into sheet music
  • Automatic music transcription of melody, bass and rhythm
  • Save to various sheet music formats or print your score
  • Transpose, delete or add notes when needed
  • Create play-along tracks and save them
  • View, print and save Tabulature

About Songs2See Ultimate

Songs2See Ultimate includes both the Songs2See Game and the Songs2See Editor. With this bundle, unlimited practice material is at your fingertips.

  • Songs2See Game and Songs2See Editor included
  • Windows and Mac OS versions included
  • Future updates are free of charge

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This product is not as is descripted. I bought this game because the product description page on Steam and I feel stolen. The developer promises compatibility with a lot of instruments but doesn’t work properly with the piano. Has a lot of problems to recognize the notes frequencies, the software can't recognize a piano chord -a basic thing in piano- and the developer is promising to add this function since 2014. As a piano player this software is useless for me. The description in the sale page is dishonest. The concept is great but the product is not as is promised.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
- No support for MIDI device!
- Crashes to me at start at 5 from 6 tries
- Poor song choice
- No support for importing .mid files
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
So far I've used this software with Alto Sax and guitar. For basic sight reading and learning proper tone generation on the sax, I'm impressed. For the Guitar, however, the software is more limited. You can certainly use it for learning scales and sight reading, but because there are so many different positions you can play a particular scale at on the neck, and the fact that the software seems to only support one position, it's not as helpful. Still, if you get your fingerings from a book and simply use the software to reinforce basic sight reading, I think it's probably one of the best tools available. For learning pop songs by rote, RockSmith is way more effective (and entertaining), but for actual scales and drills, Songs2See leads the way. Pro: Very simple interface. Con: Very simple interface. There doesn't seem to be any mechanisim for theory instruction beyond drills.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
It just barely functions from a guitar standpoint
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The Songs2See game is a great and flexible learning tool for a wide range of instruments typically using a microphone to analyse your playing and rating your performance creating incentive to keep practicing.

For guitars the game will also allow you to use a Rocksmith cable as a mic source!

The interface is neat and clean and stable - possibly just needs an easy stop/start key (such as the spacebar) instead of having to click the play button with the mouse each time you play a song.


Which brings me to the editor.

The Songs2See editor is the companion editing software to the Songs2See game. It is a decent authoring tool for the game allowing you to transcribe your own (or any other) piece of music for use in game - which then becomes like a lesson.

The editor interface is quite buggy and tends to crash regularly - Give your work a filename early on and hit the save button regularly!

The editor is also fairly inflexible - you must choose the song length and tempo when you create the file and it seems that it cannot yet be changed after this so that if you wind up with a blank space at the end or not enough room left to add notes you will have to create a new file to the correct length and copy/paste your work back into the new file.

When authoring music for the guitar there does not seem to be a way of telling the interface which fret/string you want to play a note on so that in game it will flash up in the incorrect location on the fretboard.

A neat feature is that the editor can analyse an mp3 song and auto transcribe it for you working out the tempo and length.

I have no hesitation recommending this software despite it's current flaws as it is a wonderful learning tool for many musical instruments.

Hopefully the developers will add more useful tools into the interface and work out the bugs in it.
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